Dogs 2014

BLUE JAY
(12/19/14)


I hear
a horrible
screech
in the night

I look
from the street
to the trees
and see
the silhouetted
bird
moving through
the branches

finally
it lands
on a fence
near a yard
light

seemingly
defying
the darkness
by finding
an artificial sun
to illuminate
its beautiful
plumage

it screeches
again

ruining
any beauty
that was now
displayed

a paradox
so typically
human